The hon. member for Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands raised the question as to my position on this bill and asked why I had not registered my position. If he were to read the transcript of the committee hearings, he would discover, as did his colleague from Sault Ste. Marie (Mr. Symes), that I stated my position with respect to the amendment in committee and it is on the record. This amendment, as the hon. member for Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands knows, was introduced, not for the first time, at the report stage. Again we are going over the ground. The amendment of the hon. member for Northumberland-Durham was dealt with and voted down in committee. Similarly, the amendment of the hon. member for Sault Ste. Marie was introduced in the committee, considered by the members and voted down. But here again we are going over the same old ground. I made my position very clear.
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